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A Bit of Brazil

A Bit of Brazil

It’s not all samba and football in Brazil you know, there’s other good stuff too! Last time we came to Brazil it was for a Caipirinha-fuelled 24 hr stop-over in Río with the freight-ship on our way to Uruguay. Now we’re zipping in from Bolivia to see a different...
El Chaltén and Mt Fitz Roy

El Chaltén and Mt Fitz Roy

[[After a small blog-detour to Bolivian market, we’re back in Patagonia. Last time, we left Chile and crossed the border to Argentina. Carretera Austral is, unfortunately, basically a dead end road – there is no road connecting it’s end in Villa...
Tarabuco: Bolivian market

Tarabuco: Bolivian market

The last post left us just after the magnificent Carretera Austral and the Lago General Carrera lake in southern Chile / Argentina, so naturally we continue with… Bolivia? We had a few other articles prepared, but this time we decided to try and write something...
Beginning Bolivia

Beginning Bolivia

We never learn our lesson! Crossing a border during the sacred ‘eating of the lunch’ ritual – don’t do it folks! These people take their lunch-break seriously! You only end up with a lot of waiting and not necessarily in an orderly line. But in our excitement at...

Expense Report – Central and South America

I know that everyone wants to know, how we are able to afford this trip and how much it costs. When planning for the world tour, i needed this information for myself. So before we left we decided to record our spending. We tracked every single purchase that we made on...
Books we liked: Bolivia

Books we liked: Bolivia

“Marching powder” by Rusty Young, Thomas McFadden True story about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia’s notorious San Pedro prison. “Valley of the Spirits: A Journey Into the Lost Realm of the...
Lagunas Route (Southwest Circuit), Bolivia

Lagunas Route (Southwest Circuit), Bolivia

We had been dreaming about Bolivia’s Lagunas Route (also known as the Southwest Circuit) for, well, years. Except it was no longer mythical. It was time to actually start our engine and complete what would most likely be our longest offroad experience in South...
Train Cemetery and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Train Cemetery and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

“We’ll meet you at the Train Cemetery on Saturday night.” I admit, this is not the most common phrase you’ll hear, but that was our plan for meeting up again with George and Jenine (Traveling the Americas). From the train cemetery we would head into the Salar de Uyuni...
Carretera Austral–Chile

Carretera Austral–Chile

Carretera Austral, or the Southern Highway, runs through the deep Chilean Patagonia. We heard that the views are beautiful, the people are few and it was a must see if you can afford the time. Well, time we have…but sometimes it feels like we are always in a rush,...
De magie van het Spaans

De magie van het Spaans

Zodra we Uyuni uit rijden, slingert de weg via meerdere haarspeldbochten omhoog. We laten de zoutvlakte achter ons en rijden de heuvels in. Een nieuwe asfaltweg brengt ons in recordtempo in Potosi, onze bestemming voor die dag, waar we rond lunchtijd aankomen. De stad...
Sajama National Park, Bolivia

Sajama National Park, Bolivia

After negotiating a rate for some sweet Bolivian gasoline and subsequently filling our tanks, it was time for us to leave the city of La Paz and find some fresh air and freedom.  Chris and Mallary joined us for a mini convoy to Sajama National Park.  Sajama turned out...
Chapter 42: Laguna Sunk

Chapter 42: Laguna Sunk

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 20 – 24: It took us nearly an entire day to get out of Uyuni. We had to get Velita the most complicated car wash conceivable, load up on gas the sneaky way, and then finally find all food and...
The Lagunas of Southwestern Bolivia

The Lagunas of Southwestern Bolivia

The ” Lagunas Road” as some people call it, is (actually called “Reserva Eduardi Avaroa”) is on many peoples list, a series of salt lakes in the high desert of western Bolivia, connected by several roads or tracks, the altitude always 4000 m or...
El Choro Trek Unguided, Bolivia

El Choro Trek Unguided, Bolivia

An hour after we rolled into our campsite in La Paz, Chris, Mallory and Ellie invited Richard, George, Jenine and I to accompany them on the El Choro Trek. El Choro is a three day, 57 kilometre trek starting in the vast Bolivian altiplano (highest elevation: 15,941...